Journalist attacked in Sunamganj

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A journalist was attacked in Sunamganj today for publishing a report allegedly on the irregularities at the Ashrayan Project in the district.

The journalist, Aminul Islam, is the Sunamganj District Correpsondent of Jamuna Television. The incident took place at the Lalpur area in Sunamganj town, reports our Sylhet correspondent.

He was given primary treatment at Sunamganj District Hospital, and later brought to Sylhet city for better treatment.

According to Jamuna Television's Sylhet Bureau Chief Mahbubur Rahman Ripon, Jamuna TV broadcasted a report by Aminul on the irregularities in the Ashrayan Project at Sunamganj Sadar upazila a week ago.

"Following the report, a probe body reached Sunamganj today and Aminul was summoned to the spot by the body. There, he got engaged in an altercation with Sunamganj Sadar Upazila Chairman Khairul Huda Chapol, as Chapol's men were the contractors of the project," he said.

Quoting Aminul, Ripon said, "While returning from the spot, he was attacked by Chapol's men at Lalpur area, near the upazila parishad. We will be filing a case in this regard soon."

Contacted, Khairul Huda Chapol, also the president of Sunamganj district unit of Jubo League, said, "I have no affiliation with the project but I was there as the upazila chairman. There was no altercation between us."

"He rode my car to the upazila parishad and when he was attacked, I rushed to the spot. I have also visited him at the hospital."

Mohammad Ehsan Shah, Sunamganj superintendent of Police, said, "We have been informed of the attack and police have already inspected the spot. Once we receive a formal complaint, we will take necessary legal steps."


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